The benefits of a UK bareboat charter

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When thinking about a yacht charter, sailing in the UK might not be at the top of your list, but there are a range of benefits to staying closer to home on your next sailing getaway. As well as the glorious British weather(!) there are a number of wonderful reasons why we think you should consider hopping onboard a yacht on the south coast of England. Here’s our list of the top benefits of a UK bareboat yacht charter.

No flights involved

Sailing along the Solent on the southern coast of England means there is no need to go anywhere near an airport – a welcome advantage for those who either dislike flying or prefer not to spend additional costs on flights. Our base at Port Hamble Marina is easy to get to and is only an hours drive from the M25. In addition, the lack of air travel means a better impact on the environment, so as well as enjoying yourself, you can feel good about you decreased carbon footprint too.

Explore the stunning southern coast of England

There are some wonderful places to visit when sailing along the Solent, from historic Naval landmarks to glorious sandy beaches. Visit the maritime city of Portsmouth and its Historic Dockyard, sail west and spend a day visiting the New Forest National Park while moored in the quaint village of Beaulieu or hop over to the Isle of Wight, perfect for days out with children. Our base in Hamble even has some entertaining places to visit and lovely little restaurants to enjoy an evening meal, all within walking distance of your yacht.

Related article: The top places to visit on a yacht charter from the Solent 

Stress free sailing

Without the hassle of flying, the need for passports and foreign exchange and relaxing days at sea all add up to a stress free, enjoyable getaway. Once you arrive at our base in Port Hamble, we’ll check you in, give you all the information you need to set sail and show you to your yacht, which will be ready for you to board straight away. Once onboard, all of the facilities you need for an enjoyable trip are right there, including sleeping accommodation, toilet and shower facilities, kitchen appliances and utensils and a comfortable lounge area. On deck, you can sit back and let the wind sweep through your hair as you enjoy the sunshine on a well deserved break. What’s more, if you’re not a qualified or confident skipper yourself you can still enjoy all of the benefits of a UK bareboat charter by hiring one of our qualified skippers to escort you on your journey.

Fun for all the family

Our UK bareboat yacht charters are an ideal way for all the family to enjoy some much needed time together. There’s no need to endure the stresses and strains that an airport departure entails when you’re travelling with children and the exhilarating days on the water offer an exciting experience for all. There are a range of family orientated locations to visit while chartering from our base in Hamble, from cycling through the New Forest to adventure parks such as Black Gang Chine on the Isle of Wight.

Perfect for shorter durations

If you don’t quite have enough time spare for a longer trip or you simply want a weekend or midweek getaway, a UK bareboat charter is the perfect solution. Our base at Port Hamble Marina is easily accessible from all areas of the south coast meaning you can jump in the car and head down with very little time needed to reach us. Our selection of yachts are available throughout the week and can be chartered for as long or short a period as you desire, making it ideal for a last minute break.

Find out more

To find out more about chartering a bareboat yacht from our base in Port Hamble Marina, call us today on 02380 457023 or email info@

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